VIP Class Notes (Tony)

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Review Sentence Construction:

https://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/sentencetext.html

Homework

Write the story about how you used Chinese at the store to ask about a Chinese word.

1. Write this story in English.

2. Practice the Chinese phrase I taught you.

3. Hopefully you will learn a new Chinese word.

Vocabulary

frame of reference – a base for your references

eg: We can get a frame of reference for Japan after we’ve seen a little of Tokyo.

itchy (adj) – you want to scratch it

eg: My eye is really itchy. I want to scratch it like crazy.

sneeze (V.) – estornudar

eg: I’m sneezing from allergies.

going – NOT for PLACE!    for time and  [ progress/status ]

eg: How are Chinese classes going?

I don’t have any so far… – don’t have any yet,  until now…

eg: I don’t have any complaints so far.

eg: Everything is amazing so far.

eg: Everything is good…    so far.  (Things could change)

anti-histamine – some medicine for allergies

eg:  Do you have any anti-histamine stuff? / (Allergy medicine)

Zhe ge Zhong Wen Jiao Shenme – This Chinese Called What?

Zhe Ge Jiao Wo Zhong Wen – This teach me Chinese.

Grammar

arrive in (a place)

arrive at (a place)

we will go to Kyoto for 2 days and then we will go back to Osaka. ( Because you used a new SUBJECT = WE. Now you must use a new VERB = WILL GO.)

we will go to Kyoto for 2 days and then we back to Osaka. (If no new subject, can make a simple part.)


Prepositions for Time:

in – year, month,

Future time

time of day

eg: In 1992 they saw an alien.

eg: Wait, I will be back in five minutes.

eg: In the morning it’s a little cooler outside. In the winter.

at – exact time,

night

eg: Meet me at 3:00. Not 3:01. Exactly at 3.

eg: At night, there are more people around.

on – day of the week, weekend

holidays, birthdays,

eg: On Monday we saw a movie.

eg: We had some frog dish on my birthday. It was a little weird.

for – total time

eg: I have been waiting for 5 years.

Writing

My plan for my trip to Japan
This month, exactly in September 26th my husband and I will go to Japan. We want to go there 9 days as we will visit other cities and enjoy a little more from Japan. We have been before there, in Tokio three days, but weren’t enough.
First We will arrive to Osaka because fly ticket as cheaper that if we arrive to Tokio.
Then we will go to Tokio by train. In this city we will be 4 days and have that city of reference for traveling to other cities and places near to it, like Mount Fuji. After that we will go to Kioto for 2 days and then we back to Osaka, there in Osaka we will be 3 days and we will do the same that the other 2 cities, from there we will move to visit typical places of the city center and lakes, parks, temples, monasteries etc. Finished that, from Osaka we will come back to shanghai with a heart full of new experiences.


My plan for my trip to Japan
This month, exactly on September 26th my husband and I will go to Japan. We want to go there for 9 days as we will visit a few cities and enjoy a little more from Japan. We‘ve been there before, to Tokyo for three days, but it wasn’t enough.
First We will arrive at Osaka because tickets are cheaper than if we arrive at Tokyo.
Then we will go to Tokyo by train. In this city we will stay for 4 days and have that city of reference for traveling to other cities and places near to it, like Mount Fuji. After that we will go to Kyoto for 2 days and then we back to Osaka, there in Osaka we will stay for 3 days and we will do the same as the other 2 cities, from there we will move to visit typical places of the city center, lakes, parks, temples and monasteries. Finished After that, from Osaka we will come back to shanghai with a heart full of new experiences.